From DIY to lifestyle and beauty, Savannah And Stuff showcases a variety of great content for viewers that’s fun to watch. It’s been a little over two years since Savannah started creating YouTube videos, and she’s now on her way to 100,000 subscribers! When it comes to best practices for growth on YouTube, her channel is an example of just that! We really love how she consistently uploads multiple videos per week with an awesome presentation style that are engaging and well optimized.
For our most recent Fjaloret Q&A, we had a chat with Savannah about her journey on YouTube:
Let’s go back in time! When you first joined YouTube, what inspired you to start your own channel?
I joined YouTube for a few reasons. First off, I had really bad skin and was really interested in learning how to cover up my acne. I saw some foundation routines and then more makeup videos and felt like I could contribute to the beauty community because of my acne and love of cosmetics.
Secondly, back in high school I was really into editing but completely lost that hobby during University. I thought it was a good way to relearn the skill that I used to love.
Lastly, I’ve always been super passionate about becoming my own boss and creating an interesting slash different kind of lifestyle. I watched how these ordinary people ended up working with brands they loved and got to travel because of YouTube. That’s definitely something I wanted and I thought if they could do it then why not me?
Since the beginning of your YouTube journey, what have you enjoyed the most about being a creator?
Being able to connect with other creators and YouTube viewers has been pretty amazing. I’ve been doing some live broadcasts on YouNow lately and have been able to “guest” people into the stream so they’re streaming back to me. Being able to put faces to a number in this way or through Snapchat is a pretty cool experience.
For those who’ve just started a YouTube channel, or are interested in doing so, what’s the most important advice you would give them?
Do not get discouraged. The people who you watch with successful channels on YouTube have been most likely doing it for 3-10 years. It takes a really long time to grow for the majority of us, so just keep at it! Consistency is intensely important when growing as well. Make sure to upload at least once a week, but doing more is even better.
The quality of your content is amazing! Can you tell us a bit about the filming equipment used for creating your DIY YouTube videos?
Thank you so much! That means a lot considering how I’ve been really trying to up my quality in the last few months. In terms of camera, I use the Canon T6i and for my lighting, I just use the sun haha.
I switched over from iMovie to Final Cut Pro around 6 months ago and it has made a drastic improvement to my editing. You can do so much more with this program. A mega tip is to download Final Cut Pro plugins. Whenever you see YouTubers use professional and interesting effects, 9 times out of 10 it’s through additions to the main final cut pro editing software.
You’re on your way to 100,000 subscribers! What do you attribute the growth of your YouTube channel to?
Yeah I know, pretty insane! I try to really incorporate my personality into my videos. Even if I’m doing a popular topic that a lot of other YouTubers are covering, I try to be silly and entertaining as much as I can.
Also, I try to be adaptable to what’s going on in YouTube culture. Internet culture evolves so quickly, so in order to maintain growth, I think it’s necessary to accept the changing trends and roll with it.
For new DIY YouTubers interested in achieving similar growth, what do you consider to be the best way to promote your channel?
If you are interested in doing DIY videos on YouTube, definitely connect with other YouTubers making similar content. Collabs have really helped my channel grow, so I would suggest doing a lot of those. They are great for cross channel promotion and can make you feel more connected with other creators.
Also, DIYs can get really expensive so I suggest getting creative with reusing supplies. Always check the dollar store before getting supplies from craft stores because it’s a lot cheaper.
As you continue to consistently create great content on your channel, what are your future goals as a creator?
I definitely want to travel and meet people in person who also make YouTube videos. I live in Eastern Canada and I don’t know a single creator here doing YouTube full-time. In the future I would also love to work more closely with brands. I’ve seen a lot of YouTubers get filming and travelling opportunities which to me sounds like a dream so hopefully that is in my future.
If you could say anything to your community of viewers, what would it be?
The people you watch on the screen are no different than you. If you have any aspirations to become a content creator on YouTube then go for it. You never know what can happen and it could possibly change your life.
For my final words I just want to say thanks to everyone who has ever left a comment, liked, or subscribed to savannahandstuff. I wouldn’t be writing this article without your support!
On behalf of Fjaloret, we’d like to thank Savannah for taking the time to share her YouTube experience with us!
Check out Savannah’s awesome YouTube channel
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